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Participatory Media Movement Has Deep Roots, by Mimi Pickering, Appalshop

A Presentation Prepared for Making Media Work for Social Change

Nairobi, Kenya – September 11, 2006

Sponsored by the Ford Foundation Office for Eastern Africa

Mimi Pickering/Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY USA


Rosetimes - Online Video Interviews in the Style of Charlie Rose Interviews

This past summer some friends and I came up with a way to conduct video interviews over the Internet with crystal clear audio. We use a camcorder at each site, recording audio locally, and then merge the video files afterwards.

For those who might be interested, an article about "rosetimes" was published earlier this week on the Newsforge web site.

I envision a day when grassroots interviews of community members drowns out the shoutfests on television. Read more...

Online Content Gets Legal

It's no secret that online video sites are plagued these days with material uploaded by users with no rights to do so, but not Revver! If you haven't checked it out yet, Revver allows you to upload videos and make money from advertising that follows the video as it travels around the internet. But, to be sure that users aren't making money off of someone else's stuff, Revver staff go through all the content that is uploaded. Read more...

More Threats Against Fair Use

David Giacalone edits a great blog, shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress, out of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society that deals primarily with lay-people taking responsibility for their own understanding of the law . Read more...

LA Boy Scouts to Earn Copyright Badge

That's right. Via Yahoo! Movie News, the MPAA is supplying Los Angeles Boy Scouts with curriculum "in the basics of copyright law and learn how to identify five types of copyrighted works and three ways copyrighted materials may be stolen." I wonder if they teach about 'Fair Use' as well? It is part of copyright law (click on Chapter 1, Section 107) but there is no mention of it in the article.